As part of consultations on key principles of peace, Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak held a series of bilateral meetings in Copenhagen with national security advisors to the leaders of India, South Africa, Türkiye, Japan and EU institutions.
During the meeting with Simon Mordue, Chief Foreign Policy Advisor to the President of the European Council, the results of the interim assessment of the progress in the implementation of seven recommendations of the European Commission by our country in preparation for the negotiations on Ukraine's membership in the EU were discussed. Andriy Yermak also discussed with Simon Mordue the preparations for the European Council meeting to be held in late June and expressed hope for positive signals following this meeting regarding Ukraine's European integration.
In addition, the interlocutors exchanged views on further steps to implement the Peace Formula of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and on the modalities of the Global Peace Summit.
During a meeting with National Security Secretariat Secretary General Takeo Akiba, Andriy Yermak noted Japan's efforts in the framework of its presidency of the Group of Seven to mobilize international support for Ukraine, as well as the important agreements reached during the recent meeting between President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida.
The Head of the Presidential Office thanked Takeo Akiba for Japan's readiness to join the peace process. The Japanese side confirmed the transfer of 20 demining vehicles to Ukraine, as well as other non-lethal assistance in the framework of humanitarian initiatives. The parties also touched upon the issue of security guarantees for Ukraine.
During the meeting with the head of the delegation, Secretary (West) at the Ministry of External Affairs of India Sanjay Verma, the Head of the Presidential Office emphasized that Ukraine is willing to open a new page in its relations with India. Andriy Yermak noted that Ukraine counts on India as an influential state and the one holding the presidency of the G19 and hopes to achieve concrete results in ensuring global security.
The effectiveness of contacts at the level of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi was noted. In the context of discussing the organization of the Peace Summit, Andriy Yermak emphasized the importance of the participation of the countries of the Global South. The parties noted the importance of the meeting held at the level of national security advisors and the need to build on its results.
The main topics of the negotiations with Sydney Mufamadi, National Security Advisor to the President of South Africa, were preparations for the Ukraine – Africa Summit and the extension of the grain agreement.
Andriy Yermak emphasized: "Ukraine is committed to finding new opportunities for cooperation with African countries, as well as to developing the constructive dialogue initiated during the recent visit of African leaders to Ukraine.
During the meeting with Chief Advisor to the President of the Republic of Türkiye Akif Çağatay Kılıç, the parties reviewed the implementation of the Ukrainian Peace Formula, which should become the basis for a sustainable and just peace for Ukraine. The interlocutors discussed the importance of continuing the grain initiative, making efforts to exchange prisoners of war and preparations for the NATO Summit in Vilnius.